Orchard Lines

An orchard is a sanctuary

safety in the wild

land set aside

for trees and seeds

to thrive.

An orchard is a garden

not far from paradise

abundant and enclosed

for shelter,

care and hope.

An orchard is a meeting house

a place to gather in

for protection


where new roots can begin.

An orchard is the world

rotating through time

seed and fruit

the endless fight

to harvest and survive.

Copyright: Janet Harper 2021